Among the many physician specialties, urologists seem to be one group that is very likely to be using a smartphone. That was one of the conclusions that could be drawn from a survey published last year by Bulletin Healthcare, which found that only physician assistants, emergency room physicians, and cardiologists were more likely to use their mobile devices to keep up with industry news. Bulletin estimated that about 31 percent of urologists were likely to use their mobiles for this purpose. The same percentage as nephrologists.
While reading medical news on a mobile may not be a perfect proxy for an interest in accessing EMRs from the same device, but it likely has some correlation. That’s why it makes sense that an electronic medical records (EMR) vendor that specializes in EMRs for urologists, meridianEMR, recently announced the launch of a native iPhone app to complement its EMR offering. The meridianMobile app, which is only available for iPhone currently, promises secure access to real-time EHR data. MeridianEMR is a part of HealthTronics, which is a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings.
According to meridianEMR: “The app enables [urologists] to move seamlessly between the hospital or clinic, office, home, and beyond while maintaining comprehensive, convenient, and HIPAA-compliant access to their most current EHR data. Urologists can retrieve and modify up-to-the-minute patient information, office visits, and appointments. They can also access patient pharmacy information, medication refill alerts, patient photos, billing information, and more.”
The meridianEMR counts more than 1,100 urology providers as customers, about 12,500 urology staff as users, some 15 million mXchange transactions per day, for about 5 million active Urology patients. It also facilitates about 50,000 e-scripts per month.
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